Saturday, October 31, 2009, 11:46:58 AM, Strickler, George M Jr. wrote:
> Last Spring a list member sold me a very well-preserved
> frame in my size which I think is a 1974 (serial #A9177). It's one of
> the black/silver models. I just got around to building it up. I
> think everything is right except for the pedals and saddle. The
> wheels, stem, bars, derailieurs and cranks are from the right
> period. The wheels are ones that I raced on 35 years ago - Campy Record
> HF and Weimann rims. I do have a vintage Brooks Pro but, as old as
> it is, it still rides like a 2x4 or maybe two 2x4's. The Ideale
> saddle is reasonably comfortable and looks right. The pedals?
> What can I say? I want to ride the bike. Anyway, this is it.
Nice bike. Interesting that in the "made in Italy" words on the stem,
"Italy" is apparently spelled "JTALY" ( http://tinyurl.com/